20 November 2007
Joseph Bordes (French, 1773 - after 1835)
The artist's daughter, aged 5, in white spotted Empire-line dress with blue ribbon; sky background
signed and dated 'Bordes 1813' (lower left)
2 3/8 in. (61 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount within moss-green glass and gilt-metal surround
An old inscription on the reverse identifying the sitter reads 'Portrait de la fille de M- Bordes peintre - agée de 5- ans et 5 mois ce 25. 7.bre 1813 -à Par[is] Ruë de Richellieu N.r 44.'
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